A go-to recipe for easy marinated tofu that can be eaten over rice, in salads, or on sandwiches. A simple way to cook tofu that you'll want to make again & again!
Easy Marinated Tofu Ingredients
- 1 package (16 oz) extra firm tofu
- ¼ cup soy sauce (or Liquid Aminos)
- 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
How to Make Easy Marinated Tofu
? Step 1: Prepare the tofu
Press the tofu for 20 minutes using a tofu press or by wrapping it in a kitchen towel and pressing it between two cutting boards with a heavy object (like books) on top.
? Step 2: Make the marinade
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, and maple syrup.
? Step 3: Cut the tofu
Slice the tofu into cubes about ½ inch thick.
⏲️ Step 4: Marinate the tofu
Add the tofu to a shallow dish (like an 8 x 8” baking dish or pie tin). Pour the marinade over the tofu. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Marinate for longer or overnight for stronger flavor.
? Step 5: Cook the tofu
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the sesame oil. Once hot, add the tofu to the skillet and set aside any remaining marinade. Cook for about 5 - 7 minutes, flip and cook for 5 minutes more. Tofu should be browned.
? Step 6: Add any extra marinade
Turn the heat to medium-low and pour in any remaining marinade. Cook 2 - 3 minutes more.
? Step 7: Serve
Serve warm. Optionally, serve over white rice, garnished with green onions, and drizzled with your favorite sauce (we like to use Sriracha mayo).
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you marinate tofu for?
Marinade your tofu for at least 1 hour for this recipe. You can also marinade your tofu for longer (or overnight) for more flavor.
What do you eat with marinated tofu?
We like to eat it over rice with a sauce (like Sriracha mayo) on top. You can also eat marinated tofu on salads, sandwiches, or anywhere you'd like to add some extra protein.
How do you know when your tofu is cooked?
You'll know your tofu is cooked when it's browned on both sides and the edges are slightly crispy. It should cook for 5 - 7 minutes on each side.Print